Old School on the River Coquet ref: UK3305

Warkworth, Warkworth & Amble Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Old School on the River Coquet is exactly what its name suggests, and the tranquillity, views and its quirky interior all make for a super holiday or short break. Just a 2-minute walk from the village centre, this historic, Grade II listed, 17th-century, stone, former school house once served the children of the entire village. Built in 1824, this property enjoys beautiful views of the River Coquet towards the wooded embankment, where wildlife and birdlife can be spotted. French doors lead onto the terrace with seating, where you can sit in peace and listen to the tinkling of the river. Inside, you will find a light and airy space with high ceilings, and a minstrels’ gallery adds to the charm and quirkiness of the property, along with other features which have been retained.
Warkworth is a ‘picture postcard’ village with a hillside castle sitting at the top of the street. It has one of the oldest churches in the area, which is set in the centre of the small square, and its cafés and pubs have excellent reputations, with locals frequenting them as often as visitors. The bespoke shops in the village ensure there is something to treasure to take home as a reminder of your stay in Warkworth.
Nearby Amble has a thriving Sunday market set on the harbour, some larger shops and further amenities, as well as pretty beach huts that can be hired for a modest sum. Alnwick Castle is only a few minutes’ drive and a visit to The Alnwick Garden should not be missed. You can follow the coastal road from Warkworth and visit the friendly villages of Craster, famed for its kippers; Embleton with its beautiful romantic bay; Newton-by-the-Sea, with a microbrewery near the beach; Beadnell, which is an ideal place for water sports, and Seahouses which is a traditional seaside town. The train station at Alnmouth is only 3 miles away, where you can hop on a train to Edinburgh or Newcastle for a lovely day out. Beach 1 mile. Shop 350 yards, pub and restaurant 175 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With gas wood burner, 46" Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to terrace.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Open tread stairs to...

First floor

Galleried landing.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

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Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Laundry service available by arrangement.


Garden with large terrace and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children except babes in arms. There is a walled river in the grounds, 15 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    350 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    175 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    175 yards
  • Railway station distance
    3.6 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles

About the local area

Warkworth is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque villages in the whole of Northumberland and not only has an excellent range of pubs, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and quality gift shops, but also a magnificent castle, located right in the middle of the village, to admire and explore.

The magnificent cross-shaped keep of Warkworth, crowning a hilltop rising steeply above the River Coquet, dominates one of the largest, strongest and most impressive fortresses in northern England. The castle's most famous owners were the Percy family, whose lion badge can be seen carved on many parts of their stronghold.

There are wonderful riverside walks alongside the pretty River Coquet which encircles the village, to watch the abundance of wildlife such as herons, foxes, migrating birds, and a vast, sandy beach with dramatic dunes and wonderful, far-reaching views up and down the Heritage Coastline.

Cyclists can enjoy an easy 18 mile day ride. The route has no major climbs and is featured in the recently published 'Sustrans Cycle Northumberland' booklet. Starting in the village, the route heads west inland on quiet lanes, and passes through Guyzance, Acklington and Broomhill. Rejoining the coast at the vast expanse of Druridge Bay and returning north via the fishing port of Amble.

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Thursday 21 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
Friday 22 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
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Sunday 24 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
Monday 25 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
Tuesday 26 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
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Thursday 28 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
Friday 29 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00
Saturday 30 November 2019 7 nights £ 2149.00

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